The Fallout Series: Limited Spoilers
Out of all the rpgs on the market, Fallout has always been my absolute favorite. In fact out of all the games in general the fallout series has always had a special place in my heart. I probably have a combined total of 500 hours across all the fallout games, and that is no exaggeration. Fallout 3 was my first introduction to the series and I found it to be quite difficult, exciting, thrilling, and addicting. I could not put that game down and for a long time it was all I could think about. The story line was so simple, find your dad and save the water supply. The road along the way was filled with obstacles and distractions and it took me forever to actually get through half the story mode let alone the rest of the DLC.
Fallout New Vegas
While Fallout 3 was my first introduction to the franchise, New Vegas was my favorite of the series. The companion interaction and side quests alone made that game playable for hours. The different factions that were available to join gave you a plethora of options to see how the game pans out. From fighting Deathclaws to helping a gang of Elvis impersonators Fallout New Vegas held the most water in terms of replay. Getting to join a sub section of the Brotherhood of Steel was a neat addition, but what really caught our attention was the NCR. Being able to join the New California Republic and help bring balance to the west made the most sense in the game. It is only logical that after so many years a military faction would work to rebuild the United States and bring some order to it. The fight for the dam is always interesting and going though all the enemy factions to get to the end goal is the sweetest victory there ever could be.
Fallout 4 was such a nice surprise when it was announced. Bethesda released Fallout Shelter to help ease the anticipation and before you ask, yes I did buy the pipboy collectors edition and I played the game with it on using the pipboy app. That was the coolest collectible I ever picked up and was worth every penny. Fallout 4 gave us a lot of twists that I was not expecting. With no recollection of how much time has passed you get to learn at the same rate as your character. I loved the base building aspect, but after so long it felt more like a chore than a neat feature. I liked the idea of the minutemen and it made sense, but that laser rifle was the longest reload and the damage was a bit low. Getting to experience Boston and walk to freedom trail was also a really cool concept. In fact I made it a goal to go in real life and walk to Freedom Trail myself. Fallout 4’s best feature to me was the historic aspect and the actual use of Boston. Fallout 3 did a great job with it also, and I’m sure a remastered edition would bring more to the table.
Fallout 76 wasn’t our favorite of the series, but we did like the bold move the company took with making it a multiplayer game. We will write a more in depth review and give our honest thoughts in another post. Fallout 76’s story line is pretty interesting. You are one of the first vault dwellers trying to rebuild the wasteland, that’s pretty amazing. The world is new and we liked the addition of them using Appalachia as their location. The missions seemed a bit redundant, but still had interest. The tapes giving each person’s biography was a cool and well known addition to the Fallout Series. The crafting aspect alone gave you loads of customization and setting up base camps was always something I wanted to do in the Fallout games.
Regardless of the direction Fallout goes in it will always have a special place in our hearts as our favorite game series. From fighting rad roaches to taking on Caesar’s legion we will always look back at Fallout as the best Post-apocalyptic series to date. The game series will stay timeless just like a pair of jeans.